The Police Stations in Ikot Ikpai, Ikot Omin axis around 8miles to Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State on Friday escaped being burnt down by hoodlums as Police repelled a mob attack.
Trouble started on Friday morning when a group of aggrieved community residents stormed the Ikot Ikpai police station in Calabar, with a corpse, alleged to have been killed by some policemen by the community members.
“Following this development, there was a serious argument between the policemen on duty and the aggrieved residents of the community,” an eyewitness who preferred anonymity said.
When our correspondent visited the Ikot Ikpai police stations to find out what the situation is, the Divisional police officer DPO, Mr. J. Iyauyushi, regretted the action of the community
“I can’t talk to you unless you go to our spokesperson, the commissioner himself was here a couple of hours ago to see things for himself.”. The DPO said.
Reacting to the incident, the Cross River State Police Commissioner, Sikiru Akande dispelled the rumours and warned that anyone who tampers with any of his men would pay dearly.
“Never again a thing like that can ever happen when disgruntled individuals would launch attacks on policemen who are doing their legitimate job to protect lives and property.
“We can’t take such rubbish anymore again. Our patient should not be taken for weakness and urged the community residents and men of the police command on duty to go about their lawful businesses.
Source: Nigerian Newspapers Online